That one word says so much!
That is why I used it on my project.
I wanted to bring a little spring into my home. Something that will always remind me of home and family.
I created this birdhouse lamp with those two things in mind.
We have all seen these lamps where you can fill anything you want in the bottom glass area. Why stop there? Why not use a little creativity on the shade too?
So where do you find these lamps? Old Time Pottery has them. Warning: these can be addictive!
There are so many ideas that can be incorporated in this little lamp!
I chose a Birdhouse.
Want to learn how to make this? Keep reading!
Supplies from Old Time Pottery
birds nest with eggs
I had paper sacks
twigs from outside
Open the bottom of lamp and fill with moss and nest. You may want to glue or tape it closed when you are done. I left mine as is.
That is in for the bottom. Easy right?
Now for the shade
I used a circle as a guide for my birdhouse hole. I traced with chalk then used my exacto blade to cut the circle.
Don’t worry about making it perfect, the bird will hide most of it
This shade works real well cutting it because of the cardboard backing behind the fabric.
Now I went outside and gathered small sticks. I hot glued one by slicing a small cut under hole and feeding it through. I then glued the burlap bird on top.
with the rest of the sticks I broke them up to spell the word HOME
I glued those together to create the letter
Now for the paper flowers
I used 8 paper lunch bags and scrunched them up starting at the top of bag and gathered paper to the bottom
They should look like this when done
Turn them over and hot glue clothespins to the back. This is how you will attach them to the bottom of shade.
After gluing the sticks of the word HOME together, I attached the word with glue to the top of the lampshade
The hole above bird will have a little glow when the light turns on
Won’t this add some warmth to your home?
I am sure you have some more ideas for this great lamp. I see you running to Old Time Pottery as you read this to get your own!